how do i upgrade centos 5

March 6, 2016 4.9k views
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i have Centos 5.11 and i want to upgrade it to 6 then 7
any idea how to do that ?

1 Answer

Hey there,

It’s not possible to upgrade CentOS/RHEL distros like that. There are 7 years that span between the release of CentOS 5 and 7, so many large changes have happened between the major versions. The best path forward would be to configure a new CentOS 7 server and migrate your data to it.

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn
Platform Support Specialist

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